Insights from BCC Research

What are phase change materials?

Posted by BCC Research Staff Analysts on Nov 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Phase-Change-Materials

Materials that are able to store latent and sensible energy in the form of light, heat, electricity or hydrogen and exhibit reversibility are known as energy-exchanging smart materials. Thermal energy is stored as a change in internal energy of a material as latent heat, thermochemical, sensible heat or a combination of these.

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Topics: Advanced Materials

The History of Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies

Posted by Margareth Gagliardi on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Plasma Ball

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Residential Roofing in North America: 3 Key Market Trends

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on Jun 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Residential Roofing in North America

As the most important part of any shelter or building, roofing products must be chosen carefully. Roofing materials protect the outer layer of the roof from the elements, such as rain, hail, snow, sunlight, and living things, such as algae, microbes and wildlife. Roofing materials often depend on the region where the roof is being built, the climate and the structure’s purpose. Commonly used materials for roofing applications across the globe are asphalt shingle, wood shingle, metal roofing, roofing tile, slate and many others to conform to the needs of the residents.

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Topics: Advanced Materials

What is Smart Glass? The Technology and the Market

Posted by Allie Miszewski on Jun 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Abstract-art-depthSmart glass technologies are making an impressive landing at airports nationwide, along with having an impact at numerous universities, homes, restaurants and even bars. Recently, View Dynamic Glass windows were tested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The glass manipulates the lighting and temperature within the terminal causing consumers *cough* passengers to feel more comfortable. Not only were passengers more comfortable in the Texas summer sun, they also spent more money before getting on their flights. Alcohol sales soared 80% after the installation of the new windows.

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Topics: Advanced Materials